If you would like to enhance and extend the work of Open Connections--such as making it possible for more low and moderate income families to attend our programs, or by enriching our environment with donations of equipment or supplies to be used by our young people--we would be most happy to hear from you.
There are specific ways already set up to receive your support. Please
feel free to make you choice(s) from the list below, or you may contact us at email@example.com or by calling 610-459-3366. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and thank you, in advance, for your desire to help.
Items can be brought to the Office at Open Connections. Thank you for keeping us in mind when you are cleaning out!
** NOTE: At the current time, ALL contributions to Annual Giving are doubled by the Wyncote Foundation.
If you wish to send your contribution through the postal service please address your contribution to Open Connections, Inc., 1616 Delchester Road, Newtown Square, PA, 19073.
If you have any questions or would like to have a conversation about how best to support OC, please contact our Development Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 610-459-3366 to leave a message. Thank you, in advance, for your desire to help!
This has been a year like no other. It has called upon each of us to dig down deep and tap into a well of flexibility and patience that we may not have known was there. It has beckoned us, when faced with division, to seek to understand and assume good intentions. In these times, the OC philosophy, which emphasizes respect for others, the value of process consciousness, and the importance of collaboration, is needed now more than ever.
Challenging times are always paired with opportunity and this year is no exception. Our world is changing. Our view of education is changing. As more families step into homeschooling and self-directed education, we are here to support them - to partner with them.
Last spring, Open Connections made a conscious decision to retain all staff who wished to remain so that we would be well positioned to continue to deliver the quality programs that families expect and enjoy once the pandemic fades. This decision has left us with a large operating deficit. The deficit has been partly muted through the use of our limited reserves. In addition, we are reaching out to our major donors seeking transitional support. Finally, we are reaching out to you, our friends and families for help. This year’s annual giving campaign is focused solely on minimizing the financial damage that this pandemic has wrought. I recognize that many families have also been put under terrible financial strain and may be unable to participate this year. That is completely understandable. For those who are able, please support Open Connections by making a donation, in any amount, to our annual giving campaign.
Donations can be made to Open Connections, 1616 Delchester Rd, Newtown Square, PA 19073 or you can donate online.
Thank you for helping us to minimize our losses so we can emerge from this pandemic positioned to thrive and allowing us to continue to serve the young people who seek a life full of purpose and fulfillment.
With deep appreciation,
Interim Executive Director